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  • UK, London
  • to £600 per day
  • Contract , 6 months
  • Full time

Our client a public sector department are currently looking for a Senior Finance Business Partner to join their team on a new contract.

Contract Length: 6 months

Location: Remote

IR35: Inside

Pay Rate to Candidate: £600 per day Umbrella

CV Deadline: COB Thursday 29th April

Key Responsibilities:

Developing a deep knowledge of diverse business areas, their needs and priorities, looking at the bigger picture to ensure that the business understands the financial implications of decisions and available choices.

Ensuring that the leaders of the business can make decisions based on accurate financial information, by bringing business intelligence and operational knowledge to budget setting, forecasting and financial reporting.

Building, maintaining and influencing strong relationships with key stakeholders and budget holders.

Providing advice to the business to ensure delivery plans are affordable and within agreed targets.

Embedding a value for money culture within the department and supporting financial decisions through the provision of advice and challenge.

Supporting the effective delivery of frameworks, governance and rules to ensure stakeholders across the department understand and comply with good financial control.

You will develop an understanding of the programme benefits and how they link with programme delivery.

Support the business to manage the budget effectively, working in partnership to flag opportunities and risks early.

Advise to ensure financial risks are identified, monitored and mitigated by the business.

Ensure that finance reports turn information into insights and present information in an engaging way with rigorous models underpinning that are robust and quality assured.

Acting in an intelligent customer role to actively work with the business to understand cost drivers and performance priorities and interpret financial implications of decisions

Supporting the financial analysis of business areas to prepare for Spending Reviews, risk management and business planning processes.

Ensure that the financial plans are developed through sufficient rigor and robustness to ensure it meets the necessary business case and government finance requirements

Providing commercial insight to secure best value for money on commercial agreements.

Building financial and commercial awareness of non-finance staff within the business

Skills & Experience:

CCAB, or equivalent (e.g. AAT), qualified with considerable financial/commercial experience is essential

Strong technical accounting skills to ensure Treasury financial reporting requirements and International Accounting Standards are applied correctly.

A good understanding of programme and project principles as well as government accounting requirements.

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders.

Strong influencing and negotiation skills.

Strong excel and data presentation skills and an ability to convey complex information to a variety of audiences.

Ability to work in a culture of change, to think strategically and work with risk.

Adaptable and willing to review role and priorities with senior management team to meet the current and future needs of the organisation.

** Important – candidates must have experience of operating within an ambiguous environment / outside of BAU**

  • Quote ref: 100377/38080

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